Power Struggle

One afternoon last week, the power went out.  Even though it was the afternoon, I was just starting my day.  I had just poured a bowl of cereal, sat down on the couch and grabbed the remote to watch some TV while I scarf down my Kashi rocks.  The second I sat down, BeeezOoOOOp everything goes off (that is the sound of everything turning off at once).  Now what, I thought?

Kashi is very loud when there is nothing else going on to distract you from the health nuggets grinding around in your face hole.

After I ate my cereal I thought “well, I can go to the gym.”  No, I can’t, because it’s in the same building and the power is going to be out there too and the machines won’t work.  I go through a mental list of things I don’t do often and can now catch up on since I won’t have the TV or internet distracting me. These include:

  • Play Wii (can’t.)
  • Play Playstation (still no)
  • Internet (still no, stupid.)
  • Go somewhere else?
Play a little Enya while you’re at it.

In order to go somewhere else, I’d need to shower first.  There’s no window in my bathroom.  I set up a stool with a bunch of candles on it and took a shower by candlelight.   Sounds romantic, right?  It was actually kind of nice, I’m not going to lie.  It made it more relaxing and like a little treat.  I keep my candle stool in there now to do this more often.  Sounds dumb, but it’s just a little thing to make my day feel a little more indulgent. 

By the time I got out of the shower, the power was back on and I could go back to procrastination as usual.  The power was out for 40 minutes max, but it felt like eternity.  I live in SOCIETY and expect things like electricity, running water and mindless entertainment. For those 40 minutes, I might as well have lived in a shack in the mountains.  This is why I will never go camping.

2 Responses to “Power Struggle”

  1. Rhian

    i really like the new blog name. i saw you mention it on twitter and i hoped you would go with it.

    in other news, the candlelight shower sounds really fantastic. I might do that later…though with my luck, i’d fall getting out of the shower and torch the place. I’m not graceful at all.

    anyway, this blog is awesome. and i won’t ever go camping either.

  2. Nadine

    I made sure to not set my bathroom ablaze by putting the fire-stool on the side of the sliding glass door where I do NOT get out and did not hang my towel over there.

    Thank you for liking my blog name. I knew it would just come to me one day. I’m bad of thinking of things when I try too hard.

    Let’s go non-camping in a mountain resort with booze and indoors and those awesome champagne-glass-shaped hot tubs!

    All you have to bring, is your love of everything… Beaaaautifuuul Mount Aaaaaairy Loooodge!

    Please tell me you remember that commercial!


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